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Butterfly Life Cycle Unit: Science Unit for Special Education

Grade Levels
1st - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
88 pages
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Everything you need to teach the butterfly life cycle in 4 stages (eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly) with materials already differentiated for you. Introduce the life cycle and facts about butterflies with a slide show and interactive books. Then practice them with sequencing sheets, flip books, and mini books. You can even test their learning.


This unit is designed for students on alternate science standards or those needing accommodated materials in the general education classroom. Because it can be used for differing standards, it can be used for several different ages.

  • Slide Show / Presentation: Students are exposed to the life cycle and facts about butterflies in a PowerPoint you can show with a projector or on a computer. Students can also read it on a tablet.
  • Interactive book (can be printed in 2 sizes).
  • Flip Books: Color and black-and-white referencing the life cycle along with facts about each stage.
  • Mini-Book: Black and White for students to color; Color version for teacher example
  • Sequencing Sheets: 10 versions of tasks for students to sequence the life cycle of butterflies including one you can laminate with color pictures, a black and white version for cut and paste and multiple versions students write on with and without pictures.
  • Worksheets – Tests: Versions with symbols to assist in reading, with symbols for answering or simply written and fill-in-the blank for students who can read and write more successfully.


For more classroom materials for students with autism and special education

All About Healthy Foods: An Interactive Nutrition Unit for Special Education

Autism and Special Education Science Sorting File Folders and Worksheets



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If you have any questions or concerns about this product or things you would like to see changed, please contact me at my email in the product or in the preview and I’ll be happy to discuss it.


This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at autismclassroomnews@gmail.com.

Total Pages
88 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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